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January, 2013

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A European Currency War?

Update: remarks made by French President Francois Hollande in Strasbourg on Feb. 5, 2013 concerning the need for action on the strength of the euro has only helped to stoke …

The Future of Transatlantic Cooperation

In this recent interview with Deutsche Welle, AICGS President Jack Janes provides his insight into what can be expected from President Obama’s second term in office with regard to transatlantic …

Here we go again … – Die Briten und Europa

Klaus Larres, ehemaliger DAAD/AICGS Fellow und zur Zeit als Professor für Geschichte und Internationale Beziehungen an der University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill tätig,  analysiert die Beziehungen zwischen Großbritannien …

Mission Impossible? David Cameron’s Vision of Britain in the European Union

Simon Green is Professor of Politics and Co-Director of the Aston Centre for Europe at Aston University in the UK. This article first appeared on CNN.com on 23 January 2013 …

The Franco-German Elysée Treaty at Fifty: A Model for Others?

The fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 Elysée Treaty provides occasion for reflection on the larger meaning of this landmark for Franco-German relations, but also raises the question of whether its …

The Emerging Transpacific Partnership: Chance or Threat for the EU?

The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the German government. Preface Following the Obama administration’s announcement of its pivot toward Asia, …

Merkel’s Setback in Lower Saxony

This essay was also published in The National Interest on January 23, 2013. As President Obama began his second term in the White House this week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel …

President Obama 2.0: The German-American Agenda

As Barack Obama prepares to take the oath as President of the United States for a second time, the level of anticipation both in the U.S. and in Germany reflects …

The Legacy of the Elysee Treaty

In a conversation with his ambassador to France, Chancellor Konrad Adenauer once impatiently remarked that Germans needed to be more closely bound to France for a very simple reason: to …

AICGS President Jack Janes in The Economist

With elections in Lower Saxony approaching on January 20th, Germany’s political parties will be looking towards the results as a gauge for what could be expected when all Germans take …

Europe’s Pivotal Week

This was truly a remarkable week for Europe. It opened with Franco-German festivities in Berlin celebrating fifty years of the Elysee treaty. It continued with UK Prime Minister David Cameron …

No Claim to Victory

While most commentators who listened to Mario Draghi’s first press conference in 2013 focused on the upbeat tone of the remarks made by the ECB’s president, I prefer to focus …

Transatlantic Brinksmanship

In this latest commentary originally published by the Peterson Institute for International Economics, PIIE Senior Fellow and frequent AICGS contributor Jacob Kirkegaard examines the role of brinksmanship among politicians in both …

The Potential Impact of German Elections

As Germany enters a national election year, the decisions made by voters when they reach the polls in November could have major effects not only for Germany, but for Europe …

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